Rock Band, Dance Central Sites Hacked
Sites for Dance Central and Rock Band have been hacked and passwords have been temporarily disabled while Harmonix investigates.
In a message sent to all users today, Harmonix reported that “we’re sending you this message because you have an account on RockBand.com, DanceCentral.com, and/or Creators.RockBand.com. We are investigating an apparent attack on our servers that we detected this week.”
Harmonix notes that “the security of your Harmonix user information is very important to us. We’ve taken the sites down while we investigate this incident and determine how our systems and the information we maintain may have been compromised. At this time, we have not found that any of our users’ information has been published or misused. None of our sites maintain any credit card information, social security numbers, or financial account numbers for any of our users.”
As a precaution, Harmonix has disabled all passwords. “We’ll send you a notification when the sites are back up,” the message states. “When you log back in, we will require all users to reset their passwords. If you have been using your old Harmonix password on other sites, we recommend that you change those passwords too.”
“We’re sorry for this inconvenience,” Harmonix concludes. “Stay tuned to Harmonix on Facebook and Twitter for further updates.”
Andrew Goldfarb is IGN’s news editor. Keep up with pictures of the latest food he’s been eating by following @garfep on Twitter or garfep on IGN.